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The Gateway Learning Community

The Gateway Learning Community

All Different: All Equal
Together, Improving Upon Our Best

Reading Support

At the Gateway Academy, we believe that it is our duty to ensure our pupils become as highly literate as possible.  If we feel as if our pupils are in need of further support with their reading, we are proactive in putting steps in place to support our pupils in becoming as highly skilled with their literacy as possible. We have two highly effective support schemes which we run at the academy to support the reading of our pupils.

If you have concerns about your child’s reading and would like to discuss further support, please get in touch with Dan Bedford (

Thinking Reading

We work closely with both Literacy Assessment Online, and Thinking Reading (an industry leading reading program), in order to ensure that our students get the absolute best experience possible. Thinking Reading allows our students to participate in fast-paced and targeted lessons that ensure any gaps in their reading skills are developed.

Peer Reading

We are excited to have recently launched our Peer Reading Scheme.  Identified pupils have been paired with a Year 10 pupil who they meet once a week for a reading session. In this session, our Year 10 pupils lead the session which will develop both their reading skills as well as a love of reading. Pupils involved in the Peer Reading scheme will select a text that they want to read for these sessions. This is a fantastic opportunity for our pupils to learn and develop for their peers.

The Benefits of Reading

Finding Reading Materials for your Child

Supporting a Child who finds Reading Difficult